Ask Mike: Why Use a Content Management System Vs a Hard-Coded Website?

Ask Mike: Why Use a Content Management System Vs a Hard-Coded Website?

Last Friday during Ask Mike on the Move, Mike strolled around downtown Valpo while discussing this week's question which came from Trail 9's new intern, Juan. Juan asked,

Why choose to use a Content Management System (CMS) instead of a Hard-Coded Website?

A hard-coded website is a website written entirely by hand in a programming language, like JavaScript, Python, PHP, HTML, and/or CSS. To a developer, it usually looks like this:

Ask Mike: How Is Your Website Aging?

Ask Mike: How Is Your Website Aging?

During our last Ask Mike on the Move, Trail 9 visited the vibrant, beautiful metropolis of Minneapolis Minnesota!

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Nice, isn't it?

During Mike's walk around the uptown area, he answered THIS very important question:

SEO Tip of the Day: Titles

SEO Tip of the Day: Titles

Titles? Why are they important?

Well, titles are actually one of the most important on-page SEO elements, and using titles correctly is a big part of getting a higher SEO rank.

Nonprofits Lack Website Maintenance

Nonprofits Lack Website Maintenance

Do you work for a nonprofit organization, or do you run one yourself? When was the last time your organization's website was updated with the latest security patches? Does anyone know? 

Ask Mike: The Benefits of Live Vs Recorded Video

Ask Mike: The Benefits of Live Vs Recorded Video

Last Friday, on Ask Mike On the Move, we visited TWO new locations: our awesome local sign store, Simko Signs, and our first-rate local screen printer, Rusthead Design. Simko and Rusthead's workshops are located right next to each other, which meant that we got to stroll back and forth and see some cool in-progress work while discussing Mike's topic for the day:

SEO and Social Media

SEO and Social Media

How much does your activity on social media affect your business's SEO (search engine optimization) in search engines like Bing and Google?

The Right Company For The Right Job

The Right Company For The Right Job

Would you have your doctor fix your car? No? Hmm... How about have your plumber work on your teeth? Perhaps ask your attorney fix your computer?Obviously, unless your doctor, plumber, and attorney are also superhumans, these decisions wouldn't work out well. We have specialties for a reason! Why would we hire someone to do a subpar job that'll have a long-term, subpar effect? And so, why hire a company that doesn't specialize in websites, but offers them as just another extension of their services?

Ask Mike: Why Is Content Important for my Website and SEO?

Ask Mike: Why Is Content Important for my Website and SEO?

We streamed our live Ask Mike Episode #14 last Friday, February 3rd at a NEW location! We visited the very cool and accommodating Ideas in Motion Media, an awesome news group that provides the public with positive community-focused news on their websites: ValpoLifePortageLifeLaPorteCountyLife, and NWIndianaLife.

While we toured their awesome facility, Mike explained the answer to THIS extremely crucial website question: Why is Content Important for my Website and SEO?

Who's REALLY Viewing Your Website?

Who's REALLY Viewing Your Website?

Your website analytics are looking great! Your website is showing a lot of traffic. Oddly, you're not seeing any actual lead generation. And yet, your traffic is going up and up... What's the deal?